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Best Places to Work Conference 2018

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Sydney Harbour Marriott Hotel - Thomas Keneally Ballroom

30 Pitt Street

Sydney, NSW 2000

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Why do some people love their job and the company they work for? How do companies create such a workplace environment?

It’s not a mystery that corporate culture trumps the best strategy, but how do you build that culture? How do you create a set of beliefs that will resonate with wide-ranging demographics? Then, how do you embed those beliefs so they drive engagement and performance? The Best Places to Work Conference is designed as a gathering of business leaders who understand the positive impact a great workplace culture can have on people, on business, and on society as a whole.

This year’s conference will feature presenters from a variety of industries and company sizes. We will discuss the values of strong leadership, inspiring employees and the importance of trust within a company. Learn what it really takes to build your great workplace while hearing an insider’s perspective from some of the 2018 Best Places to Work in Australia.

We invite you to realize your own potential as a driver of positive change in your company as you learn, are inspired, and as you build a network with fellow professionals who are passionate about this work.

YOU CAN CREATE A GREAT WORKPLACE

Any company can be a great workplace and you have the power to make it happen. You will learn how to build trust throughout your organisation and encourage employee engagement. The result will be a vibrant enterprise, stronger relationships and improved business results.

LEARN FROM THE BEST

Be inspired by the most influential speakers in Australia and gain perspective from organisations representing all major and booming industries in this region. Acquire ideas from the best workplaces and innovative solutions to improve and sustain great workplace culture. This year's conference will feature presenters from Australia's Best Places to Work including:

BRAINBIZ - TOXIC - IDENTIFYING AND ADDRESSING DYSFUNTIONAL WORKPLACE BEHAVIOUR - SYLVIA VORHAUSER-SMITH, CEO

1 in 5 senior leaders demonstrate psychopathic tendencies
94% of workers have experienced toxic leadership
These disconcerting statistics underpin a subject that, at best, is uncomfortably tolerated in organisations and, at worst, is culturally reinforced.

Toxic leaders cause unnecessary and unacceptable harm to individuals, teams and organisations. Toxic people breed toxic cultures in which dysfunction is rife – impacting performance, productivity and engagement. High absenteeism, high turnover and zero discretionary effort plague organisations that harbor toxicity.

In this presentation, Sylvia Vorhauser-Smith explores toxic leadership and corporate psychopathy – their roots, prevalence and the conditions in which they thrive.

Key topics:
- How to identify toxicity in the workplace – hallmarks and red flags
- The toxic triangle
- Why and how toxic leaders are on the rise
- The 5 dimensions of toxic leadership
- How to manage toxic leaders and transform toxic cultures.


GREAT PLACE TO WORK AUSTRALIA - WHAT MAKES A GREAT PLACE TO WORK IN 2018 - ZRINKA LOVRENCIC, MANAGING DIRECTOR

What makes a workplace stand out as one of the best in 2018? Is it different today than a year ago?
Why and how does Great Place to Work assess organisations to determine rankings?
Is there data that indicates this is even important to being a top employer or thriving business?
How come my company has similar benefits to companies that make the lists, but I’m not on it?
What areas should I be focusing on to improve? Where are the best companies focusing their improvements?

Zrinka will discuss these questions and more, based on analysis of the recently released Best Places to Work study. Learn about the data science behind Great Place to Work’s evaluations and how it can help you improve your business, your workplace, and the competitiveness of your organisaiton in this ever-challenging talent market.

In this session, Zrinka Lovrencic will discuss:
- What metrics determine rankings of the Best Places to Work
- How scores have changed over the last year
- What companies can do to improve their culture

CANVA - CREATING A CULTURE BASED ON EMPOWERMENT, ZACH KITCHKE, HEAD OF PEOPLE

Canva leaders love knowing that they have a positive impact on the lives of many and that their organisation is empowering people from all over the globe achieve their goals through effective designs. In the same way, every person at Canva is empowered to contribute to the company culture in their own special way, so for them it’s about hiring for ‘culture add’ rather than ‘culture fit’, and considering that their success is firmly grounded in the richness of diverse perspectives converging with big, bold ideas.

In this session, Zach Kitschke from Canva will present:
- How Canva’s products have an impact onto their end-users, whether they be businesses, personal users or non-profits, which is contributing to a Broader Purpose that connects employees to the brand.
- How Canva is all about empowering each other through good communication, mentoring, coaching and knowledge sharing.
- How a hiring process focused on Diversity & Inclusion enhances a culture of empowerment and collaboration.


INSENTRA - ALL ABOARD THE INSENTRA TRAIN, RONNIE ALTIT CEO AND SUSANNE KING CMO +CPO

Insentra is like a steam train. The passengers that board the train are Partners, Clients, the Insentra Crew and their families. The are no doors on the train, meaning every carriage works as one to achieve a common dream. Every passenger on the train is responsible for the culture as well as being the best versions of themselves.

In this session, Ronnie Altit and Susanne King from Insentra will discuss;
- How their hiring and welcoming process is all based on their train story and what you can do to make your process even better
- Their novel approach to people development, based on the principle that each team member on the train ‘owns their own career’ and is able to decide in which carriage they want to work. Imagine not having to do annual performance reviews and have a team responsible for driving their careers
- How to sustain innovation in a competitive market leaving the doors of your train open, up to the front carriage, leveraging the feedback of your greatest asset – your people. This is particularly valuable if you have wondered how to create a flat structure while your business grows


L'OCCITANE - TRANSPARENCY, OPENNESS AND TEAMWORK ENCOURAGE A CAN DO ATTITUDE - DAVID MCCONNACHIE, GENERAL MANAGER

L’Occitane has a culture of open and transparent communication, with a ‘one team’ approach which encourages team members to own their self-learning and has driven them to be even more passionate and engaged team members. A training plan has been developed so the teams have a clear view of how they can progress within their roles. Modules have also been developed for team members that aspire to be a Manager or may want to move towards an educational or specialist role. Having a training and a development plan that is multi directional gives the teams (comprising of over 70% Millennials) a plan to aim towards.

In this session, L’Occitane will present:
- How promoting health and wellbeing across the business allows the organisation to maintain a diverse, adaptive and high performing workforce
- How their programs and practices reinforce their company’s values
- How their practices show employees the value of their work for customers and society


KENNARDS HIRE - LEADING A VALUES BASED CULTURE FROM THE INSIDE OUT - ANGUS KENNARD, CEO

Together with Kennard Hire's customer service backbone, the company is a values-led company and a provider of premium equipment. It is in this combination where the people of Kennards Hire find meaning. Their 'Real Values' are embedded in how they work, and these values inform everything their people do, and the relationships the organisation has internally and externally with their people, customers, suppliers and the community in which they operate.

In this session, Angus Kennard from Kennards Hire will present:
- To develop a values-based culture that will help create a Great Place to Work.
- How the Kennards Hire 'Fair Dinkum' value guide their workday, and how the organisation manages and communicates with their dispersed workforce.
- How embracing the need for digital transformation and changing business models has meant evolving some aspects of the organisation for this family-owned equipment hire company.

NETWORK WITH HUNDREDS OF ORGANISATIONS

Connect and network with hundreds of professionals to understand their perspectives and challenges, their unique ideas and practices to counter them, to build a social movement to change the quality of work life for all employees throughout the world.

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The 2018 Great Place to Work Australia Conference will be held at Marriott Sydney Harbour.

Sydney Harbour Marriott Hotel - Thomas Keneally Ballroom
30 Pitt Street
Sydney NSW 2000,
Australia

Transportation from Sydney Kingsford Smith (SYD) Domestic Airport:
Taxi: Estimated time 15 to 30 minutes. Estimated cost 60 AUD.
Train: Approximately 13 minutes to the city, it runs every 10 minutes.

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